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Auditions for Ten Quid

By John Grimshaw

Directed by Jane Sherwood

Production Dates 26th April -12th May 2019.

In 1970 a working class family from Manchester England migrated to Australia. Nearly 40 years later, one son returns to his birthplace, to honour his brother's wish of having his ashes scattered over the sacred turf of his beloved football team. His plans are thwarted by development and he is forced to source an alternative site, where he meets a woman, who like him, is far from home. The two strangers discover they have much in common. Ten Quid, tells a story of a young boy with a dream, a story of loss, hope, friendship and of leaving behind the past!

Characters:

Cody Female Stage age 30-45 Scottish accent and she sings a song. She is single mother, strong and confident with an original look. Could have been a huge pop star but life got in the way. Alex is her son/daughter.

Mark Male Stage age about 50 Migrated to Australia 40 years ago and has returned to the UK to scatter his brothers ashes. Back to his roots and many memories coming back to him.

The following roles are smaller but all actors will be used in crowd scenes also.

Alex Male/Female age 11-13 – Ability to skateboard an advantage. Ideally needs Manchester Accent.

Mark (boy) Age 8-10 Manchester accent advantage

Tommy Age 11-13 Manchester accent advantage Ability to kick around a soccer ball advantage but not essential

Guard       Male/Female Age 20+ should be tough/rough with strong English working class accent

Pete/Peta Male/Female 20+ DJ and scrap yard manager! Ideally good singing voice (only required to sing a few lines. Colourful character.

Bernard Male 60+ Mark’s uncle. Working class, Manchester Accent.

Paula Female 60+ Mark’s Aunt – working class, Manchester Accent.

Extras – all ages: There are several scenes that require extras. If you have always wanted to be on the stage now is your chance. No lines to learn, you won’t be required for all rehearsals but you get the chance to be part of a production and be on the stage!

Auditions: Saturday 15th December 2018. 9am- 2pm Rehearsals to commence end of January.

Please prepare a 1 minute monologue of your choice and be prepared to read from the script.

To book a time please contact the director Jane Sherwood – via facebook or instagram, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone or text 0421 974 286.

 

 

CImportant dates for your diary:  Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm for a reading of the play and open auditions will be held on Saturday 9th September at 12noon.